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Christmas morning in Ireland: Memories from decades gone by - IrishCentral

Posted: 25 Dec 2015 05:28 AM PST


IrishCentral

Christmas morning in Ireland: Memories from decades gone by
IrishCentral
It seems to be sitting on the little tower that houses the church bell, its back to the wind that blows down from Ardagh. ... They dance to his makeshift tune, Father Halpin, Father Halpin, Father Halpin's topcoat, Biddy Murphy, Biddy Murphy, Biddy ...

Bell ringers have successful fundraising drive in a desperate bid to save ... - The Northern Echo (registration)

Posted: 25 Dec 2015 05:22 AM PST


Bell ringers have successful fundraising drive in a desperate bid to save ...
The Northern Echo (registration)
A DEDICATED group of bell ringers of a North Yorkshire church have raised almost half of their fundraising total to replace a crumbling bell tower and save its historic new bells in just six months. The ringers at St Mary's Church, Richmond, launched ...

Sudarsan Pattnaik Creates 45-Feet Tall Santa Claus On Puri's Beach - Press Telegraph (blog)

Posted: 25 Dec 2015 02:57 AM PST


Press Telegraph (blog)

Sudarsan Pattnaik Creates 45-Feet Tall Santa Claus On Puri's Beach
Press Telegraph (blog)
Puri: On the occasion of Christmas, world-renowned sand artist, Sudarsan Pattnaik chose to gift the nation the world's tallest Santa Claus made of sand. Christmas celebrations began with pealing of bells in churches and chapels with midnight masses and ...
Odisha celebrates Christmas with joy and fervourOdishaChannel

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Bells Ring Out On Christmas Day - Times Record

Posted: 25 Dec 2015 02:08 AM PST


Times Record

Bells Ring Out On Christmas Day
Times Record
Ding, dong, ding, dong, Christmas bells are ringing. Yes, this is Christmas morning, and that means the bells will peal, wishing one and all merry Christmas. And we at the Times Record would like to do so, too. It's been a year of change — a year of ...

Hidden Spaces: The Gothic Bournville Carillon which gives the village its melody - Birmingham Mail

Posted: 25 Dec 2015 02:03 AM PST


Birmingham Mail

Hidden Spaces: The Gothic Bournville Carillon which gives the village its melody
Birmingham Mail
Walking through Bournville you might hear a haunting, gothic melody, something close to a mish mash of bells and an organ, this is the mesmerising sound of the Bournville Carillon , a musical instrument situated within the Bournville Junior School. The ...

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Bells too much for Minnesota town, so now they're in Arizona - Personal Liberty Digest

Posted: 25 Dec 2015 12:34 AM PST


Personal Liberty Digest

Bells too much for Minnesota town, so now they're in Arizona
Personal Liberty Digest
After city officials called for a limit on the volume and frequency of the bell ringing, a discouraged Storck headed to Surprise, Arizona, for the winter — and the bells went with him. The system's new home is St. Clare of Assisi, a new church without ...

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Recalling Christmas in Philly's version of Paradise - Philly.com

Posted: 25 Dec 2015 12:03 AM PST


Recalling Christmas in Philly's version of Paradise
Philly.com
Bells would peal with "Silent Night" from the parish church, where poinsettias decorated the altar and the pungent smell of incense filled the sanctuary. The forest scent of real, homemade Douglas fir wreaths, plenished with pinecones and clusters of ...

COMMENTARY: The message of the bells - Christian Examiner

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 11:01 PM PST


Christian Examiner

COMMENTARY: The message of the bells
Christian Examiner
No one knows what church bells in the city were the inspiration for Longfellow's Christmas poem, but suffice it say, their pealing resonated with him. To him, it seemed strange that such peaceful sounds could be heard in a country so devastated by war ...

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A look at 10 most-prominent churches in Bengaluru - Economic Times

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 10:35 PM PST


A look at 10 most-prominent churches in Bengaluru
Economic Times
The belfry chimes in the bell were cast in London's Mears Foundry in 1847. The marble murals on ... Samuel Taylor Pettigrew, Anglican missionary and founder of the Bishop Cotton School, conceived the idea of the Cathedra School alongside it. The land ...

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A Remaining Christmas - Church Militant

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 09:14 PM PST


Church Militant

A Remaining Christmas
Church Militant
It is at about five o'clock that these last come into the house, and at that hour in England, at that date, it has long been quite dark; so they come into a house all illuminated with the Christmas tree shining like a cluster of many stars seen through ...

Ploughboys, baby Jesus, sex: the true meaning of Christmas carols - Cyprus Mail

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 07:24 PM PST


Cyprus Mail

Ploughboys, baby Jesus, sex: the true meaning of Christmas carols
Cyprus Mail
I'm just listening to Jingle Bells. In Oxford Street. In Chinese. English Christmas songs and carols turn up in some surprising places. They come from some surprising places, too – certainly, not all of them began life with their seasonal associations ...

Faith & Values: Finding respite - Richmond Times-Dispatch

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 06:26 PM PST


Faith & Values: Finding respite
Richmond Times-Dispatch
While approaching the village green, tired from practice, finals, and a long first semester, the pealing bells atop the towering steeple of the Baptist Church sanctuary pierced the still of the cold, dark, Advent evening. To my delight, the bells ...

RING MY BELL - Gaffney Ledger (subscription)

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 06:10 PM PST


RING MY BELL
Gaffney Ledger (subscription)
RING MY BELL — Becky Wolfe, left, and Lib Ivey are shown at Walgreen's ringing the bells. The Gaffney residents were inspired by bell ringers on streets of New York recently. ---------------------------------------------------------------------. You ...

Ding dong measurement on high - Eureka

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 04:00 PM PST


Eureka

Ding dong measurement on high
Eureka
In 17th century Britain, the rise of 'change ringing', where mathematical patterns are rung on a set of bells, propelled bell manufacturing to industrial scales. In English style change ringing, a bell is normally manufactured as part of a set, or peal ...

Famed organist Brakel to play belated holiday concert at Grace Cathedral - Topeka Capital Journal

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 03:24 PM PST


Topeka Capital Journal

Famed organist Brakel to play belated holiday concert at Grace Cathedral
Topeka Capital Journal
After graduated magna cum laude from Duquesne in 2006, he enrolled at the Juilliard School in New York where he served as assistant organist of the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola on Park Avenue and was featured in solo recitals at St. Patrick's ...

Town of Fincastle to ring in the New Year - Roanoke Times

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 02:05 PM PST


Town of Fincastle to ring in the New Year
Roanoke Times
So be in Fincastle about 11:45 p.m. on New Year's Eve to hear the bells as the town and guests greet 2016. Revelers gather at the courthouse. Bells from the churches will ring, and a few shotgun blasts from the tower of the courthouse will sound out as ...

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Goa celebrates Christmas with joy and fervour - The Navhind Times

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 12:16 PM PST


The Navhind Times

Goa celebrates Christmas with joy and fervour
The Navhind Times
PANAJI: Christmas, the celebration of the birth of Lord Jesus Christ, began in the state, accompanied by pealing of bells in churches as well as chapels together with midnight masses, and display of fireworks lighting up the winter sky. After the ...

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Sen. Cruz brings campaign tour through Arkansas, Tennessee - The Bell Ringer

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 11:09 AM PST


The Bell Ringer

Sen. Cruz brings campaign tour through Arkansas, Tennessee
The Bell Ringer
Ted Cruz, R-Texas, celebrated his 45th birthday with a rally at the Apostolic Church of North Little Rock with an estimated 800 or more supporters jamming the church gymnasium. When asked it they would consider voting for each of the candidates, ...

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timeless Bells - The Hans India

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 09:47 AM PST


The Hans India

timeless Bells
The Hans India
The church is an imposing Gothic structure with a multitude of turrets and a tower belfry. The altar piece is a stained glass window dated 1884 and dedicated to the memory of Edward Dawson who was Lieutenant of Royal Artillery, depicting Jesus carrying ...

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Church bell rings out once more - The Northern Echo (registration)

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 09:22 AM PST


Church bell rings out once more
The Northern Echo (registration)
As well as local fund-raising the church received grants and donations from a number of sources, including the Brunton Trust, Garfield Weston, the Diocese of York, Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust and the All Churches Trust. Resident Heather Nichols ...

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The toll of evangelization: Historic bells at Sts. Peter and Paul Church call ... - St.Louis Review

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 08:26 AM PST


The toll of evangelization: Historic bells at Sts. Peter and Paul Church call ...
St.Louis Review
... will take to impact a bell. The toll will will resonate over Soulard from Sts. Peter and Paul Church's steeple towers, a monument to the countless German immigrants who built the church and neighborhood. These bells have not functioned correctly ...

Indonesia's Rumble in the Jungle Against ISIS - Newsweek

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 07:06 AM PST


Newsweek

Indonesia's Rumble in the Jungle Against ISIS
Newsweek
Yonif 700/Raider soldiers descend from a helicopter using a rope during a counter-terrorism drill at the University of Hasanuddin in Makassar, South Sulawesi, on September 6. REUTERS/Antara Foto/Abriawan Abhe ... 9 to surrender. But while the army ...

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Joyous melodies of the season chimed by Iloilo church bells - Manila Bulletin

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 06:05 AM PST


Manila Bulletin

Joyous melodies of the season chimed by Iloilo church bells
Manila Bulletin
MUSICAL BELLS — Unknown to many parishioners, the London-made bells (inset) installed at the tower of St. Clement's Church in Iloilo City do not only beckon the Catholic faithful to come and participate in the Holy Mass to hear Holy Mass; the chimes ...

Kettle campaign countown is on - The North Star National

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 05:47 AM PST


Kettle campaign countown is on
The North Star National
"It is exciting to know since the church burned down, all the kids have gifts", said Emmily Whitezel, one of the volunteers who worked around the clock. More than 1,200 ... The bell ringers say the children have the most impact on them. Wes Dalberg ...

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'Iedere klok staat voor een pianotoets' - Omroep Zeeland

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 05:31 AM PST


Omroep Zeeland

'Iedere klok staat voor een pianotoets'
Omroep Zeeland
GOES - De kerstdagen zijn drukke tijden voor de Bellringers uit Goes. De Bellringers is een groep van tien jongens die zo'n dertig handbells bespelen. Door met de handbells in een bepaalde volgorde te spelen wordt een geluid gemaakt dat met geen ander ...

Top 20 celebrity quotes of 2015 - Nottingham Post

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 04:03 AM PST


Nottingham Post

Top 20 celebrity quotes of 2015
Nottingham Post
When they installed bungee ropes in the church tower, the bell ringers hit the roof. Comedian Ken Dodd, 88. My friends used to call him Grumpelstiltskin. He is grumpy. Actress Liz Hurley, 50, on her former boyfriend Hugh Grant. You can't do tracksuits ...

Whittlesford News: Parish Church and Culmination of all the village Christmas ... - Cambridge News

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 03:43 AM PST


Cambridge News

Whittlesford News: Parish Church and Culmination of all the village Christmas ...
Cambridge News
After a hectic round of preparations and festive activity by so many local groups and societies, not the least those associated particularly with the two ends of the age spectrum, school children and the elderly, Whittlesford seems ready for a peaceful ...

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Pesky squirrels attempt to sabotage Christmas, cause £400 damage to church bells - Mashable

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 03:10 AM PST


Mashable

Pesky squirrels attempt to sabotage Christmas, cause £400 damage to church bells
Mashable
Apparently repairs are being made, but staff are concerned that the squirrels may come back for more rope-based mischief. "The bells have been ringing out for hundreds of years, it would be a shame if we weren't able to ring them any more," said Pascoe.

Handbells: a festive instrument - OUPblog (blog)

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 01:32 AM PST


Handbells: a festive instrument
OUPblog (blog)
Handbell tune ringing is descended from a practice called change ringing, which can be done with handbells or, more commonly, the peal bells in a church tower. In change ringing, each bell in the set is assigned a number, and ringers play all the ...

Loughborough Zeppelin raid: Firm's memorial gift - LoughboroughEcho.net

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 01:08 AM PST


LoughboroughEcho.net

Loughborough Zeppelin raid: Firm's memorial gift
LoughboroughEcho.net
A plaque is being produced by John Taylor & Co Bell Foundry inscribed with the names of all those killed and will be installed in the town on January 31, 2016. Now, Zeppelin Systems UK Limited, which has a base in Annesley, Nottingham, and manufactured ...

Windsor and Eton Living Advent Calendar - Day 23 - Windsor Observer

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 12:59 AM PST


Windsor and Eton Living Advent Calendar - Day 23
Windsor Observer
ONE of Windsor's newest pubs played host to the penultimate evening of the Windsor and Eton Living Advent Calendar. The Boatman, in Thames Side, opened earlier this year and last night was the location for day 23 of the living advent calendar with ...

My Moscow Love Story - The Moscow Times (registration)

Posted: 24 Dec 2015 12:50 AM PST


The Moscow Times (registration)

My Moscow Love Story
The Moscow Times (registration)
I discovered the intimate Khram Vozneseniya Gospodnya, hoping to pass by just as the bell-ringer would ascend the stairs to the tower, grasp the ropes, and fill the air with a cascade of sound. Coffee houses were springing up and I loved sitting there ...

Angels Among Us - Albuquerque Journal

Posted: 23 Dec 2015 11:10 PM PST


Albuquerque Journal

Angels Among Us
Albuquerque Journal
But they say that every time a bell rings an angel gets its wings. So peal those chimes for two earthly angels, chosen from among the nominees you readers were kind enough to submit for our seventh annual Angels Among Us – the unsung heroes who make ...

Top bell ringer charms donors with his angelic voice - SFGate

Posted: 23 Dec 2015 09:11 PM PST


SFGate

Top bell ringer charms donors with his angelic voice
SFGate
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Harold Pierce rings a mean bell and sings with a voice of an angel. That and a charming gift for gab routinely rank the white-bearded, retired Jacksonville science teacher among the top fundraisers for the regional Salvation ...

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Gazette editorial: Christmas, an enchanting time - Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

Posted: 23 Dec 2015 09:10 PM PST


Gazette editorial: Christmas, an enchanting time
Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)
There's something magical in this holiday time, when caring and family closeness grip the heart. It's remarkable that the season holds such emotional power. During World War I, amid the horror of trench warfare, troops paused to sing carols to the ...

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Building a bridge of peace to the future from a Christmas trench back in 1915 - Irish Independent

Posted: 23 Dec 2015 06:31 PM PST


Irish Independent

Building a bridge of peace to the future from a Christmas trench back in 1915
Irish Independent
At 10:30 on Christmas morning, members of An Óige, UNESCO, Don Mullan, poet Seamus Cashman, the Island of Ireland Christmas Truce Project, and Dean Dermot Dunne of Christ Church Cathedral, will join the bell-ringers of Christ Church Cathedral to ...

Latest Virginia news, sports, business and entertainment - FederalNewsRadio.com

Posted: 23 Dec 2015 06:04 PM PST


Latest Virginia news, sports, business and entertainment
FederalNewsRadio.com
Resembling flagpoles, the positive train control towers are mandated by the federal Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 to try to automatically stop a train under certain conditions such as train-to-train collisions and excessive speed. ... A church ...

A Christmas greeting - Ledger Independent

Posted: 23 Dec 2015 01:34 PM PST

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